Coal Pit 'Tiwha' Pinot Noir 2019 750ml
“Offering delightful perfume with tickle-your-nose aromas of florals, pine, thyme and black cherries, this is a succulent yet precise expression of Central Otago Pinot Noir. Hailing from the cool subregion of Gibbston, it maintains a sense of elegance and freshness despite achieving full ripeness. The tannins are fine and there’s a delicate thread of acidity…..”
Rebecca Gibb MW (UK) - March 2021
“An outstanding expression…The cool climate, elevated hillside vineyard and small production are key ingredients that go into making Coal Pit Tiwha Pinot Noir a wine that stands out from the crowd with its earthy robust style and delicacy. It is the classic iron fist in a velvet glove.” 19/20 points
oelle Thomson, wine writer (NZ) - March 2021
REGION: Gibbston, Central Otago
VINEYARD: Hand harvested, clones 115, 10/5, 777, 5, 6
TREATMENT: 75% destemmed, 4-6 days cold soak, 10 months in 28% new French oak, vinified in onsite winery
TECHNICAL: Alcohol 13.5% | TA 4.9 g/L | pH 3.65 | RS <1 g/L (Dry)
Dark cherry aromatics with savoury cocoa undertones, underpinned with delicate notes of dried herbs. Structured tannins extend the length of the palate, signifying great ageability for this wine. An elegant yet powerful Pinot Noir, where depth of fruit and tannin abound, balanced with the delightful acidity that our Coal Pit site is known for.
Typically, Coal Pit Pinot Noir peaks around 3-4 years of age, with some secondary character profiles apparent while retaining fruit vibrancy. With careful cellaring, flavours will age gracefully into more tertiary and complex characters of leather and beef tea, around 8 years old.
Enjoy with a wide range of food, however this wine matches exceptionally well with game, mushroom and truffle dishes. A broad array of spices can be successfully paired to the wine’s flavours - get creative and best of all, enjoy with good company.